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Good evening, Europe!

The Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne – now better know as the Eurovision Song Contest – is probably the best-loved and most-hated TV show in the world. But whether it gets your douze points or has you clambering towards the Brexit, you can’t deny its impact on gay culture...
2016 UK ENTRY JOE AND JAKE
IMAGES EUROVISON / BBC / CHRIS BROCK / PER KRISTIANSEN / CARL-JOHAN SÖDER / IBA / IDO LAVI / RTÉ
CURRENT CHAMPION, SWEDEN’S MÅNS ZELMERLÖW
IRELAND’S 2011 ENTRY, JEDWARD

01. When the song contest started back in 1956, television was still very much a medium in its infancy – with organisers oblivious that six decades later, 200 million viewers would watch a hirsute drag queen crowned Queen of Europe.

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